ucm478120Zatarain’s is initiating a voluntary recall of 8 oz boxes of Red Beans and Rice Original with a “BEST BY” date of  JUL 31 16Z distributed in the Midwest and Eastern regions of the U.S.  The Red Beans and Rice Original product may actually contain Creamy Parmesan Rice Mix with dairy ingredients.  Dairy allergens are not labeled on the Red Beans and Rice Original package.  People with a dairy allergy or sensitivity run the risk of a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported to date and no other Zatarain’s products are involved in this recall. The product subject to this recall is: Zatarain’s Red Beans and Rice Original 8 oz box PACKAGE UPC NUMBER: 7142909849 AFFECTED DATE CODE: BEST BY JUL 31 16Z SHIPPING DATES: August 7, 2015 through September 29, 2015 STATES SHIPPED TO: FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, ME, MI, MN, MS, NC, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, and WI All retail outlets that sell these products are being notified to remove the product with affected date code from their shelves and warehouses immediately. (To sign up for a free subscription to Food Safety News, click here.)